New Zealand's top school scholars have been announced.

NZQA released New Zealand Scholarship results for 2015 this morning.

Of the 8000 students who sat the exams, 2381 students were awarded scholarships in at least one subject.

Scholarships range from $500 for a single subject to $10,000 a year for up to three years of tertiary studies for Premier Award winners. Nine students received Premier Awards in 2015.


NZQA deputy chief executive Kristine Kilkelly said students who gained scholarships were "the best of the best".

"New Zealand Scholarship is regarded as the most prestigious secondary school award available in New Zealand," she said.

"Students are required to demonstrate a very high level of critical thinking and clear application of knowledge, skills and ideas.

"[The] hard work [of recipients] throughout the school year is reflected in these results."

Students can check their results by logging into the NZQA website.